I'm rebuilding this site right now. So a lot of things may look broken. But what better motivation for me to finish it?

Citizens assemble!

Fascinating story of how France experimented with a climate policy initiative that put the decisions in the hands of random normal people, with access to climate experts – called the Citizens Convention for Climate. "In 2019, 150 French citizens were asked to come up with their country’s climate policy and told that their ideas would be adopted." I love the idea of more participatory democratic policy-making. Like co-design for governing. Would love to see more of this concept applied to government initiatives. It's easy for people to blame policy gridlock or polarization politics on the politicians, when you don't have to come up with solutions yourself that work for everyone. But if you're the one who has to make the decisions and confront the problem, you'd undoubtably be more willing to take or recommend meaningful action.